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Clean Mixed Berry Shortcakes with Skinny Whipped Cream

Jun 29, 2015
Clean Mixed Berry Shortcakes with Skinny Whipped Cream

Tender shortcakes layered with fresh strawberries, blueberries & homemade whipped cream—all made without refined flour or sugar. The perfect healthy dessert for the 4th of July!     Every year throughout my childhood (except for the few where we visited my grandparents), my family made ice cream on the 4th of July. During the...

Foods for the Soul
Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies

Jun 26, 2015
Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies

Chewy peanut butter oatmeal cookies filled with two kinds of chocolate chips. They’re made with no butter, refined flour or sugar—but don’t taste healthy at all!     Although my mom rarely baked during my childhood, she still kept a kitchen shelf full of cookbooks and recipe clippings, the latter of which she organized...

Foods for the Soul
Clean Almond Joy Scones

Jun 23, 2015
Clean Almond Joy Scones

Tender scones with the same almond, coconut & chocolate flavors as the popular candy bar. But they’re much healthier with no refined sugar or artificial ingredients!     Two weekends ago while visiting my parents, my mom came home from running errands with a gleam in her eye. “Want to go to an open...

Sierra FoodWineArt Magazine
Our magazine is the first CA Ag license plate in Grass Valley: “EATLCL”

Our magazine is the first CA Ag license plate in Grass Valley: “EATLCL”

Believe it or not, this is the first CA Agricultural license plate processed in Grass Valley, according to the local DMV. It is “EATLCL” (for “Eat Local”). Our FoodWineArt magazine is proud to support our local agriculture scene. “The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) is pleased to award $215,670 in 2014 CalAgPlate Program...

Finding Our Way Now
Shirred Eggs with Spinach and Parmesan Cheese: #Recipe

I love this Shirred Eggs with Spinach and Parmesan Cheese recipe for many reasons. One is it’s simple to create.  The other is it’s a dish that can wow whoever it’s served to. What’s there not to like about that? I’ve made this Shirred Eggs with Spinach and Parmesan Cheese many times with great...

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Foods for the Soul
Whole Wheat Strawberry Blueberry Banana Bread

Jun 21, 2015
Whole Wheat Strawberry Blueberry Banana Bread

Tender banana bread full of fresh summer berries. Naturally sweetened and extremely tender, it’s the perfect healthy breakfast or snack!     Throughout my childhood, my family celebrated the 4th of July like most people in our town: with backyard BBQs, big scoops of ice cream, and watching fireworks exploding in the night sky...

Cavegrrl
Touring and Tasting with Matchbook Wine Company

Jun 21, 2015
Touring and Tasting with Matchbook Wine Company

As a wine writer, I get invited to some of the most interesting events. This time, it was a media/blogger tour and taste at Matchbook Wine Company in Dunnigan Hills. I was already a major fan of the Matchbook Wine label because of its quality vs. price ratio, so I was delighted to accept...

Foods for the Soul
Clean Raspberry Thumbprint Cookies

Jun 18, 2015
Clean Raspberry Thumbprint Cookies

Buttery cookies with a homemade raspberry jam filling. They’re soft, chewy & absolutely addictive. Nobody believed that these contain no refined flour or sugar!     Last week, two of my best friends and I arranged to meet at Starbucks the morning before one of them flew back to southern California to start her...

Cavegrrl
Urban Wine Xperience Takes Over Oakland Waterfront on Saturday, August 1, 2015

Jun 17, 2015
Urban Wine Xperience Takes Over Oakland Waterfront on Saturday, August 1, 2015

In honor of Wine Wednesday, I am excited tell you about another upcoming food and wine event—this time in Oakland! East Bay Vintners Alliance presents the 10th Annual Urban Wine Xperience on Saturday, August 1, 2015, from 1:00-4:00pm. The event will take place at Market Hall in Jack London Square. More than 20 urban...

Foods for the Soul
Simple Quinoa Crackers

Jun 16, 2015
Simple Quinoa Crackers

An easy, 5-ingredient recipe for homemade crunchy quinoa crackers. They pair perfectly with cheese, hummus, and other dips—or just eat them plain!     As a college professor, my dad’s friend from his undergrad days, my “Uncle P,” spent his year on sabbatical about 10 years ago, and with that much free time, Uncle...

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